SUDAN WATCH: EU's Solana sends Pekka Haavisto to Darfur

Sunday, August 20, 2006

EU's Solana sends Pekka Haavisto to Darfur

European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana on Saturday expressed serious concern over situation in Darfur, PD/Xinhua reported Aug 20 2006:
Solana's office said EU Special Representative for the Sudan Pekka Haavisto will have meetings next week with the Government of Sudan, with Darfur armed movements, the African Union, the UN and other international partners about ways and means to prevent a new escalation of violence and to move the peace process forward.

EU Press Release, Brussels Aug 20 2006 (via ReliefWeb) Javier SOLANA, EU High Representative for the CFSP, expresses serious concern about the new deteriorating security situation in Darfur - excerpt:
"In line with the conclusions of the international conference held in Brussels on 18 July, the High Representative reiterates that the European Union fully supports the efforts of the African Union and the United Nations to achieve, in close coordination, a successful transition without which any realistic solution to the Darfur crisis is impossible."


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